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on the crisis in syria. president obama is expected to speak in a few minutes on syria. we will bring you his comments when those happen. meanwhile, within the past hour, secretary of state john kerry laid out the evidence the white house believes proves the assad regime was, in fact, behind the chemical attack that killed over 1,000 people, including 426 children. >> we know the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know that these were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> kerry's statement came after a national security council meeting led by president obama at the white house a short time ago. the white house released the intelligence report on last week's chemical weapons attack using the report the white house hopes to make the case for military intervention at a time when publi
. president obama says he hasn't made a decision yet, but that he is considering limited, narrow action in response to the chemical weapons attack. ed henry is at the white house monitoring the situation. ed joins us now. ed? >> reporter: andrea, good to see you. after days of laying low on syria, the president let his secretary of state, john kerry, take the lead on this issue twice this week. he came out a short time ago and spoke out, went after president assad in syria by basically saying this is a challenge to the world right now to step up and lead in the wake of this gas attack that killed, according to the administration, over 1400 people, mostly women and children inside syria. but the president now finds himself in a very difficult position. this is a nobel peace prize winner, someone that ran for president in 2008 saying you have to go to the u.n., you have to get congressional authorization before you act militarily. now standing alone on the world stage, pushing basically for unilateral u.s. military action, the president seeing his reset with russia, now in tatters at the
with president obama's national security team moving forward with the syria plan. in an unusually hectic friday before labor day, today saw a flurry of conference calls and meetings on the crisis. if there are any doubts the u.s. will strike despite the fact that the president insists he's made no decision. this is president obama just a short time ago. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. i have said before and i meant what i said, that the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. >> much earlier, the white house made public its unclassified intelligence report. the assessment of the syrian government's use of chemical weapons on august 21st is, 2013, determining that 14g 29 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack, including at least 426 children. and this afternoon, secretary of state john kerry went before the cameras making an impassioned case to punish assad. >> we need to ask, what is the risk of doing nothing? it matters because if we choose to live
time. >>> will we or won't we? after secretary of state john kerry talks tough president obama walked things back today. is the u.s. attack on syria coming sooner, later, or not at all? the markets meanwhile are clearly rooting for no attack. any time kerry or president obama made hawkish comments stocks fell. when they were more dovish stocks rallied back. stocks finished on another down note. considering all we've been through this summer, the markets have been pretty resilient. meanwhile another conflict in washington gearing up. the fight over debt ceiling, government shutdown, sequester, taxes all that continues. meetings between the gang offing eight and white house negotiators broke down. all that and more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone i'm larry kudlow. this is the cut low report. you heard my interpretation of today's speeches. john kerry talked tough in a stroke and brilliant speech. president obama on the other hand seemed to walk it back. let's go cnbc john harwood. he's live in washington for us this evening. first of all,
an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the night shift, people just doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that vogue magazine spread won't be anguished by this sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no. the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying, little family people whose husbands do the cut work. war sucks, even in neat little bite-sized act of war like the one that might come any day now. and yet, and yet, how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb are looking to see what the people in washington are doing. if we threaten the country, if it uses one weapon of mass destruction and it goes ahead and ignores us, what worth does our threat hold against that other country deciding whether to build th
to support what may be about to be done and that is facing president obama right now. i think it's pretty clear from the words that we've heard, patty's assessment i concur with completely, we now have the u.s. saying they have no faith in the security council, condemning russia for blocking any efforts in the security council, the u.s. saying yes, there's the chemical weapons inquiry, those investigators out there, but we know what they're going to find so don't need to wait for them. i think it's pretty clear they are likely to go it alone. the chemical weapons inspectors will be leaving syria early on saturday morning. that perhaps and that's what observers here believe accounted be the last hurdle the administration has to wait for before possibly launching its open strikes. one other point worth raising, when the as he can tea of state john kerry was making all of those claims, many of those facts are very hard for us, whether we are nearby in syria or some distance away here in the u.n. to challenge, because we don't have access to that tort of intelligence information. he said when
to be an enjoyable switch for obama. now he can start a war that the next president will be stuck with. >> what about the rest of the world turning saying we've got wait for the u.n.? you've been through that before. >> to stop these terrorist killers. thank you. now watch this drive. >> i refuse to be roped in. ♪ >> good to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching "the ed show" from minneapolis. i tweeted out this afternoon and i think we need to think about this. at least this is where i am. if we hit syria, it's an act of war. can we guarantee innocent people won't die? syria has not hit us. so it's all about chemical weapons. it's all about the moral response that we have to have to lead the world. if you are a skeptical american, you are not alone. but it looks like the united states has laid all the groundwork it can at this point for striking syria. and if i were a betting man, i'd be in vegas and i would put money on the fact that we are going to hit the syrians. the sell job if you're skeptical is on. both president obama and secretary of state john kerry addressed the nation on syria
weekend. "special report" is up next. >>> obama administration puts it in writing, laying out a case for military action against syria. this is "special report." good evening, i am doug mcelway in for bret baier. we finally got a look at some of the evidence this afternoon that president obama says puts the blame for last week's chemical attack on damascus squarely at the feet of the assad regime. many at home and abroad are unconvinced military action is about saving lives and not saving face for the president. we have fox team coverage. jennifer griffin at the pentagon has the latest on preparation for battle. james rosen at the state department with john kerry's big moment on the world stage. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry and a president on a very hot and lonely seat. good evening, ed. >> reporter: that's right, good evening, doug. a president that came to power opposing war tonight is on the verge of unilateral military action. after days of the commander in chief laying low on syria and twice letting his secretary of state take the lead, president obama
for being with us. >>> this is a fox news alert. the brits are snubbing president obama. so he go it alone in syria. >> aye. >> country, no. >> the noes have it. >> if the united states decides to lead military action in reprisal or to punish the use of chemical weapons last week, britain will not be part of that. >> i strongly believe in the need nor a tough response to the use of chemical weapons. this is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> we've been here in 2003. basically misled. we told there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq and there weren't. it is a complete humiliation for the obama administration. here's obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and gets nothing. >> the president laid down america's credibility by issuing a red line. >> the president of the united states said for a year that bashar assad thoos go. now we're in a position to go, now they have no strategy, no idea what they're doing. >> former secreta
tonight the latest on syria. president obama has told pbs he hasn't made up his mind whether to launch military action against the assad regime for using poison gas against civilians. that is against the geneva convention and is a war crime. the president told assad he would punish him if chemical weapons were used so mr. obama some credibility on the line heater. there is some dissent about attacking syria as you know lots of countries are with us. shearer washington bureau from "time" magazine. wait until u.n. investigators finish investigation inside syria. how many years do you think that's going to take, michael? >> it should be done at the end of this week, friday the' inspectors will leave the country. they are planning to leave the country on friday and then they will report their results on saturday if that is the deadline that's how long you would have to it wavment the british parliament has also said they are talking about having another vote early next week whether b. mr. weather to have some authorized military force. the other issue is the u.n. inspectors are not trying
in for lou dobbs. >> obama administration making its case for taking military action against syria, briefing lawmakers about their conclusion that syria government carried out a large scale chemical weapons attack, tonight we speak with fox news military analyst, general jack king on whether the president is justified in takes action. even without the backing of allies or the united nations. >> and questionsemain about our involvement in libya. and the terrorist attack in benghazi, we'll talk with larry ward, a group of special operation veterans who are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a appreciate committee to -- special committee t investigate the attack. >> and administration refusing to enforce a law it does not like, now giving states green light to adopt regulation legalizing small amounts of marijuana, dobbs lawakes up the case with our attorneys, ww begin with new obstacles blocking the formation of a coalition of the willing to strike syria. britain's defense secretary saying, that the u.k. will not take part in any military action against syria, after the government
know what we know, the question is what will we do let me empsoys. president obama and we in the united states we believe in the united nations and great respect for the brave inspector who endured regime gunfire and obstructions to their investigation. and as the security general moon said again and again, the un investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the un investigation. they will only a whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the un can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon and we don't already know and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action of the un security council, the un cannot dwaflinnize the world to act the way it should. let me be clear, we'll talk to the congress and talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people and president obama will insure that the united states of america makes our decisions on our own time lines and based on our value asks in our interest. now we know that after a decade of conflict, the am
. will president obama strike syria? and what will be the cost to this country? i'll talk to sen tar john mccain. he said strikes now will be too little too late and the tragic toll of chemical weapons. dr. sanjay gupta, and the interview many are talking about. what james dimaggio's sister told me about hanna anderson. >> the hanna anderson that i saw a few nights ago on tv is certainly not the girl that stayed in my home three weeks prior to them disappearing. >> tonight, i'll talk to drew about what he thinks of her shocking claims. >>> i want to begin with the big story tonight. a report from jim acosta. >> briefed congressional leaders and key committee members this evening because the briefing was on a non-secure conference call, the information was unclassified. the lawmakers are saying administration said there is no doubt officials were responsible for last week's chemical weapons attack. one lawmaker told cnn they were told about intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, and the briefing did touch
looking out for you. >> this is a fox news alert just a short time ago members of the obama administration briefed members of the -- in syria. he has not said what if any military action he will take in syria. lawmakers voted against military action which is a huge defeat to british prime minister james cameron. >> john, lawmakers who received that briefing this evening said they came away with the impression that the president still has not made a final decision about the strike. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. the problem that he finds himself in and has placed us in is if he does not take action now. a paper tiger to statements the rest of the world. >> senior white house official tells fox that the uss stout is now in position off the coast of syria. for a period of time there will be five destroyers in the area. the pentagon has also opted to keep two aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. the pentagon is not concerned about reports from russia that it is sending surface -- two surface
time about syria and about the difficult decision ahead of president obama as he weighs whether to take military action. good morning, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. >>> breaking news. president obama is meeting now as we speak with top advisers at the white house and if the president gives the green light to strike syria, he could end up doing it without congress and without america's steadfast a y ally. 8 in 10 said president obama should get congressional approval before any military strike. and some lawmakers say the president hasn't made the case. >> the constitution is very explicit on this. when you go to war, congress must authorize this. both the president and the vice president, once upon a time, before they became in power, understood this. >> the brsh aren't comiitish ar. headlines "the daily news." david cameron's stunning decision not to join the strike after a no vote by his parliament. >> have you spoken to president obama yet? have you apologized to him? >> i haven't spoken to him since the vote on the debate but i expect to speak to him the next day or so. i don't thi
says they will not back retaliatory military strike, denying obama the valuable cover that he thought he was going to get. earlier this afternoon after meeting with the president and the national security council, secretary of state john kerry delivered the administration's most powerful statement to date on this matter. >> we know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year. we know that for three days before the attack, the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground, in the area making preparations. we know the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. breathing difficulties, people twitching with spasms, coughing, rapid heartbeats, foaming at the mouth, unconsciousness and death. we saw rows of deadlined up in burial shrouds. the white linen unstained by a single drop of blood. the united states government now knows that at least 1,429 syrians were killed in t
-- before president obama takes action. give us a call on the republican democrats, and independents, the numbers are listed on the screen. if you are outside the u.s., it 585-3883. you can also catch us on twitter and facebook or e-mail us. a very good friday morning to you. i want to take you right to the headlines about syria and possible u.s. involvement today. here's the front page of "the new york times." to one of those british newspapers, "the guardian," out of london. prime minister said report shows damascus behind gas attacks. "the the front page of globe and mail" from canada. canada has no plans to participate in military strike. from a storyd you on the front page of the washington times obama may go solo against syria. president obama and his top aides try to rally support thursday for retaliatory strikes in syria. saying they remain convinced that assad used chemical weapons. british lawmakers questioned the thatgth of the claims forces loyal to present a used poison gas. u.s. intelligence officials are uncertain who control serious stockpiles of poison gas. core u.s.
that the rah jet stream used chemical weapons. uncle said the obama administration also said it saw personnel moving around, indicating something being like a chemical attack. british lawmakers -- that means the u.s. won't get help from its closest ally. leaders on both sides have been debating a military response that the rah jet stream used chemical weapons on its own people. california officials say they expect fully surround that massive wild fire, in yosemite national park. however, 301 square miles of the blaze will burn for much longer than that. the so called rim fire has destroyed more than 100 structures. those are the headlines america tonight is next, i will see you back here at 11:00 eastern, and you can always find us on al jazeera.com. on america tonight. >> the nos have it. the nos have it. >> a raucous no vote in the british house of common moves president obama closer to a tough decision. will the u.s. go it alone? also tonight, a tough sell. is this the right time to buy real estate in bankrupt detroit? and the rebuilding of new orleans, the battle over who longs in the new
. this time republicans have such a strong anti-obama instinct, either they're saying he's wrong or trying to have it both ways. we should attack but not the way he wants to attack. as you suggest, a lot of democrats are either hesitant, opposed or ambivalent. so the president is really out there, but he's still stuck with his red line and that is a big problem. >> that sort of calls into the question the red line, right, sam? the president, unlike bush, is not looking for reasons to go to war. i think he wishes desperately that there was no red line, right? nick cross to have makes the case that it's an important thing to ensure, important for the u.s. to not back down having said what we've said about the red line. he writes, are we making too much of chemical weapons, probably less than 1% died of nerve gas attacks. in syria, a principal weapon of mass destruction is the ak-47. yet, there is value in bolstering international norms against egregious behavior like genocide or the use of chemical weapons. since president obama established the red line, he can't whimper and back down. >> th
're in recess for another week or ten days. t there's no indication that the obama white house is asking them to come back into session. there's no guarantee in the house of representatives they would get a vote of confidence for a strike. there's significant skepticism. let's see how powerful this report they will be leasing. that could influence some of the people out there in congress. right now there's a lot of people saying hold off. >> congress is not in session until september 9th. they've been active already. some members of congress brie d ed on a white house conference call. congress wants a debate. they want the president to see authorization and they ain't going to get it, are they? >> no, they're not. if the president called back congress, there's the possibilities they would vote against him. i don't think he's very much interested in doing that. i think all of this is so much the overhang from the involvement in iraq. i think there's a feel, not necessarily about whether the united states can prove that assad has these chemical weapons. i think it's pretty clear that they feel
>> this is "studio b." president obama saying moments ago that he has not made a decision on taking action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. thi
? and now, bbc "world news america." washington, from i'm kathy k. the obama administration makes the case, action against the syrian regime. >> the united states government 1429nows that at least syrians were killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and around the globe. inflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military -- conflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military intervention in syria. in muted remarks, the president insisted no decision had been made, and any action would be limited and narrow. is america going to attack the assad regime, and when? mark mardell starts our coverage. in a damascus suburb, witnessed second hand by the whole world is a challenge for america and its presid
barack obama dice que hay argumentos que el jefe de gobierno de siria atacó a su propio pueblo. >> de repente el ataque a siria no es tan taxativo. >> el presidente barack obama presentó información que el presidente assad usó armas químicas contra su propio pueblo. >> antes tenía el presidente barack obama el apoyo de david cameron de inglatrra, pero salen a la luz los fallos al momento de recibir información de inteligencia, además el presidente barack obama confesó no saber aún qué hacer. >> las personas en las calles opinan en contra. >> no creo que sea bueno atacar a siria. >> por qué?. >> es algo que es complicado, entrometerse en las políticas de otros pueblos, además no podemos seguir gastando dinero invadiendo otras tierras. >> rusia, aliado de siria sigue observando la situación . >> el presidente de méxico, enrique peña nieto confirmó el cambio de gobierno, el portavoz del gobierno federal dijo que se trata que este cambio sea para mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas, y el vocero de gobierno negó que el presidente haya cedido a las presiones de los
obama. so he go it alone in syria? >> aye? >> no? >> the nos have it. >> if the united states decides to lead military action in reprisal or to punish the use of chemical weapons last week, britain will not be part of that. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons. it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action and i get that and the fword will act accordingly. >> we were told there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq, and there weren't. and the u.k. public is nervous about jumping into situations that require military force. >> this is a pleat embarrassment for the obama administration. here's obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and he gets nothing. >> the president of the united states has said for a year, assad has to go. now we're in a position to actually make him go, and we've decided no, we're not going to do that? that's because there's no stranstran strategy. they have no idea what they're doing. >> former secretary of defen
syria. president obama confident the government poisoned their own people. will the u.s. do anything about it? we are live. . >>> thousands of fast food workers taking to the streets demanding a better wage. >>> a new warning this morning about the deadly dangers of tylen tylenol. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm poppy harlow. >> it is friday, 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> will the u.s. go it alone for a military strike in syria? it may have to. britain is out, voting against military action. prime minister david cameron may not like it, but saying the people have spoken. it comes as president obama briefs congressional leaders on syria and u.s. intelligence suggest the assad regime was preparing for a massive chemical attack. here is dana bash. >> reporter: top officials insisted on a thursday night conference call, they have no doubt the assad regime in syria is behind deadly attacks there. secretaries of defense, states and others back that up that the u.s. intercepted communications from a high-level syrian official that indicates they were responsible for the w
the uk supporting a strike on syria, prime minister cameron says he will act accordingly. president obama's team is pushing forward. back here at home, top administration officials urged congress to back military action against the assad regime. we'll talk to two top senators about the case for action. and while syria takes center stage for the white house, behind the scenes, they're prepping a previous president's push on health care. can bill clinton rally skeptic and a ton of twentysomethings to sign up in october? good morning, it's friday, august 30th, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck eliza in for chuck todd today. we begin with syria. whether president obama is willing to go it alone. as he moves closer to a decision about whether to launch air strikes in retaliation for last week's chemical weapons attack, support for that action may be waning. on thursday, protesters marched outside the white house, demanding the u.s. not launch missile strikes against the assad regime. inside, the president and his top officials were working to make the case to skeptical lawmakers. the
welcome to al jazeera. here is the latest on syria. u.s. officials were briefed by the obama administration, and one congressman is saying obama is still weighing its option. the officials told lawmakers that intercepts of communications prove that they used chemical weapons. >> the jay toss the right. 272, the nos to the left, 285. >> british lawmakers said no to an attack on syria tonight, it was a major defeat, he had tried to persuade parliament that an armed response to the use of chemical wells was the right course of action. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight, while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me that the british apartment reflecting the views of the people does not want to see british militarya. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> u.s. defense secretary is in h the philippines tonight. we will have the latest information on our newscast at 11:00 eastern time. consider this, is next. >>
obama made it clear. syria will have to answer for what the secretary of state called a, quote, brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. it comes just hours after white house intelligence report was released. detailing the horrors within that country and the evidence that it has against the assad regime. the president met earlier today with his national security team. and while he confirmed that no final decision has been made, he said the atrocities cannot be ignored. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well established international norms against the use of chemical weapons, by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. >> his comments come after secretary of state kerr
president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the noes to the left, 285. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that, and the government will act accordingly. >> voted down the measure despite a report from britain's joint i
. >> president barack obama will have his eye on developments in london. he is still hoping to marshall brought support. a white house spokesman said obama had spoken to chancellor angela merkel by phone and reiterated that the u.s. would be ready to act without a human mandate. >> unfortunately, what we are seeing right now is pressure repeatedly block efforts at the human -- the united nations to hold the assad regime accountable. it's disappointing, but the president says he will not allow that obstruction to prevent him from making decisions in the best interests of our national security. >> for more from washington, we are joined by our correspondent. is the mood in washington changing? >> i'm pretty sure that president obama does not like what he sees for a long time. the british, and we have to confess, the wrench governments have been in favor of military intervention and have put pressure on washington. it seems now they are getting cold feet. the united states will not act alone. to make it even worse for president obama, there is a growing resistance in congress over military interve
of if or when to use military force is still up in the air. president obama is also considering going it alone in syria, this after america's closest ally britain cast a surprising vote against military action in response to the chemical weapons attack. meanwhile bold reaction from syria's leader, bashar al-assad said its country is ready to defend itself from any military attack. [♪ music ] >> the united states may have to go it alone in syria. the white house is still trying to assemble a coalition after an alleged chemical weapons attack by government forces. but last night the british parliament refused to authorize any military intervention. the lawmakers were told the administration has proof that president assad's government used chemical weapons. they were also told that the president still has not decided how to provide in syria. defense secretary chuck hagel said that the u.s. still considers the u.k. an ally. >> thvery strong in condemning e syrian regimes use of chemical weapons, and that vote in the parliament does not change that. >> hagel also said every nation has the right t
ten years ago without great britain, without a resolution. obama is doing exactly what he ran for president against when he pledge never to do. it is like animal farm, repainting slogans on the farm and pretending they were always that way. >>anna: we're starting to see arguments on both side. charles krauthammer saying is it something to do with the president's ego saying don't cross the red line and once crossed not doing anything about it. and jack keane saying something should have been done earlier. >> no purpose whatsoever unless it is to assuage the guilty conscience of a president or vindicate the vanity of a president who has become the laughingstock around the world and whose word means nothing because last year he spoke about a red line and allowed all the red lines to be crossed without lifting a finger. maybe he feels compelled as a way to vindicate himself. you don't take a country into war as a way to vindicate your own standing. you do it to achieve strategic objectives on behalf of your country. if they're going to do a three-day strike with no intention of al
're following at this hour. making the case for a possible attack, the obama administration steps forward with evidence it says proves the assad regime is to blame for the deadly chemical weapons strike in syria. >> bold and defiant reaction from the syrian leader said his country is ready to defend itself. meanwhile, syrias refugee crisis gross by the day. >> same sex couples will now be allowed to file joint tax returns and it doesn't matter whether their state accepts gay marriage or not. >> science decides to give mother nature a helping hand, creating a bank that insurance bees will be around for a very long time. >> >> this morning, president obama considers going it alone, taking on syria without a key ally by its side. the obama administration forced to evaluate that option after the british parliament refuses to authorize military intervention. >> the ayes, 272, the nos 285. >> prime minister david cameron disagrees with the vote but believes it represents the will of british citizens. but just hours after britain backed out, another ally stepped forward. the president of france
's attack that killed hundreds of civilians in the suburbs of damascus. u.s. president barack obama and his allies are considering military action, but they're facing strong opposition. british prime minister david cameron's coalition government proposed a motion that would have authorized british forces to join a strike, but a majority of lawmakers, including members of his own party, rejected the motion. >> the is to the right, 272. the nos to the left 285. so the nos have it. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> french president francois hollande says the british parliamentary vote will not affect his country's will to punish the syrian government. he told newspaper it's up to each sovereign country to decide whether or not to participate in a military operation. but some u.s. allies in the war on terror are cautious. officials in poland, italy and canada say their militaries will not take part in any action without the endorsement of
minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
obama declared that he is definitely, positively, without a doubt still considering his options. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed. i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering ne kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground that, would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act. >> now, just a short time before that, secretary kerry used language that sounded quite a bit more forceful as he gave the broad strokes outlining the evidence that the u.s. says it has on syria. >> it matters because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impugnity, even after the united states and our allies said no and then the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our resolve. >> kerry also strongly indicated that the u.s. is willing to lead this effort after its
are awaiting president obama's decision on military action against the government of syria. i'm harris faulkner in for shepard smith. today, the administration went public with evidence that appears to show syrian military forces carried out a chemical weapons strike against civilians. one that left more than 141400 people dead, including more than 400 children. and president obama said we cannot accept a world in which innocent people are gassed on a terrible scale as he put it. >> the world has an obligation to make sure we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now, i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm. >> his comments came a short time after the white house released a declassified version of an intelligence report. it detailed the evidence against syrian leader bashar al assad fors. what we know about the alleged chemical weapons attack in damascus last week. it's something the secretary of state john kerry says matters to all of us he called it a crime against conscience it's are will its findings are clear as
. the other problem facing the obama administration, yes, they are going to leave. but what we are hearing is their scientific work is going to take days possibly weeks. so what we are clear of that team for some time. >> ambassador, welcome back. we are talking about the inspectors now. seems like there is tremendous pressure on them. >> yes, there is. the time that it can take. they will leave tomorrow. they will leave on saturday. in their time zone. they leave on saturday. now the earliest i would expect that would complete the examination. the small quantity of the materials they have been able to collect. now, that seems well outside the timeframe of the administration seemed to be employing for a possible strike on syria. and then, what will the question arises what will their analysis show? their ability to collect samples of soil, blood, urine. has been quite restricted. they wanted to exhume some bodies. they were denied that. so i'm not sure how comprehensive the results will be. and what the quality of the analysis that would take four or five days would then be. and by the way
. let me emphasize president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations. we have great respect for the brave inspectors who endure regime, gunfire and strouxs to their investigation. as the secretary general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that's not the mandate for the u.n. investigation. they will only affirm whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the u.n. can't tell us anything we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already flknow. because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism, the u.n. cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. let me be clear. we'll continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time lines based on our own values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am too. fatigue does not absolve us of o
. >> an escalating situation in the world's eyes. good evening. i'm doreen gentzler. >> president obama is asking for support for military action. he's still weighing his reaction to the response of the use of chemical weapons. the white house has just released this photograph of the president latest. danielle? >> while president obama says he that hasn't made any official decisions on new details about the attack syria, an attack is danielle leigh and more like a question of latest. when, not if. president obama is considering a limited attack. >> a military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign. >> reporter: obama is steadfast, something must be done. >> the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry revealed unclasfied intelligence indicating that the syrian regime prepared for the chemical attack for days and that the attacks targeted these congested neighborhoods after being launched from areas controlled by assad, killing more than 1400 people.
" tonight, president obama makes his case for war. >> today we released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed well over 1,000 people including hundreds of children. this follows the horrific images that shocked us all. >> cnn has obtained new images the aftermath of another alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. and we want to warn you the video is very disturbing. seven people died and dozens were injured in the alleged attack on a school in northern syria. a doctor at a local hospital said, quote, it's like they used chemicals like napalm or something. many of the victims were covered in burns. cnn has not been able to independently confirm what happened there. cnn's senior white house correspondent jim acosta joins us now with all the latest from there. hi, jim. i know you've been working the story furiously. today the administration released its declassified intelligence assessment, its case for an attack, so what is the president's evidence? >> reporter: well, jessica, i can tell yo
. bye. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" abandoning obama and the solo strike. >> for the president to act without authorization. >> a coalition crumbles and allies ditch america. >> the president is going to have to make his case. >> i do believe we have to do something. >> will the u.s. go it alone? >>> also, od'ing on tylenol? 80,000 americans sent to the e.r. each year. ahead what the company is doing about it. >>> plus, settled. >> i think it's a good day for thousands of football players who are dealing with different afflictions. >> 700 million plus dollars. compensation for concussions. >> they're almost certainly going to be able to eliminate any future lawsuit. >>> and you can have your pot and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches ou
coverage and barack obama i think has been driving this process forward for many reasons. perhaps for guilt over acting over the last 12 months and david cameron is bounced in the vote unnecessarily perhaps. the americans can and potentially will go at it alone and leaves david cameron is anyo anyone's guess. >> reporter: and i have been told that david will use more force and pushing him along and now he is no longer there and can't join in. >> you are right because of the vote in the house last night and it pointed the final question driving for an answer from the prime minister if he would use world provocative to go it alone with americans has been taken off the table and reenforced by hamon and the united states has the military capacity to do it but if they have the political will to do it is highly unlikely because barack obama is equivocating on this. they are saying this is a real historical moment and we are diminished economically and militarily and pulling back if you like from the place we once had in the world. do you see it in those terms? >> we have to be careful not to ove
in the enforcement of the federal marijuana laws. a lot to talk about today. we begin in syria. if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he'll do that without the support of our two strongest european allies. the british parliament voted against a limited strike against syria. >> why do our allies in qatar and others in the middle east cannot take military action. >> is it in britain's military interest to have a taboo on chemical weapons on the battlefield? yes. our actions won't be derpd by my good friend and ally the american president they will be decided by this government and votes of this house of commons. >> now despite being in support of military intervention in syria, cameron said he would comply with parliament's decision. assad said syria needs a political solution as u.n. inspectors have been ordered to leave the country. united states has now order a fifth war ship into the med. yesterday leaders of congress were briefed by the president's foreign policy team where they were told president obama believes beyond a doubt that the syrian government
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